breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Mom's Survival Guide for the First Two Weeks

Breastfeeding Mom's Survival Guide for the First Two Weeks

You need to remember that you and your baby are "LEARNING" the art of breastfeeding.  You don't learn how to ride a bike overnight.  And most first time moms compare their breastfeeding experience to all those images of moms sitting peacefully nursing their baby.  

Believe me... their baby cried and pulled away from their breast too!  It wasn't all roses in the beginning.

 

How to Know If Your Baby is Getting Enough To Eat

How to Know If Your Baby is Getting Enough To Eat

One of the first questions I get is (especially with breastfeeding mothers).... how do I know if my baby's getting enough to eat?  Newborns don't actually drink that much in the first week but they need to be fed every 2 - 3 hours. Check out...

Breastfeeding with Normal, Flat or Inverted Nipples

Breastfeeding with Normal, Flat or Inverted Nipples

There is no doubt that breastfeeding is the best start you can give your little one.  What I love about it, is that it's beneficial to both mom and baby.   As a certified birth doula I get the honor of helping newborn babies latch onto their mothers for the first time right after they're born.  There is nothing sweeter and amazing than a newborn baby breastfeeding for the first time.  Some babies latch on...

Here's Why Colostrum Is So Important For Your Newborn

Here's Why Colostrum Is So Important For Your Newborn

Colostrum = Liquid Gold.  Colostrum is the “first milk” that a breastfeeding mother produces in the weeks before delivery and in the early days of breastfeeding.  This special milk is low in fat,..

1/3 Of All Pregnant Women Are Deficient In This Nutrient, Are You?

1/3 Of All Pregnant Women Are Deficient In This Nutrient, Are You?

Are you deficient?

According to World Health Organization (WHO) and The International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) iodine deficiency is on the rise, especially in women of childbearing age. (1)  In fact 1/3 of all pregnant women are...

Need Breastfeeding Reassurance? Here Are the Best Breastfeeding Videos to Help You Get It Right!

Need Breastfeeding Reassurance? Here Are the Best Breastfeeding Videos to Help You Get It Right!

Hang in there!  Breastfeeding is worth it!! Yes, it's normal to feel all you do is nurse!!  It's important that your baby feeds every 2 - 3 hours. If breastfeeding is new to you and your little one, remember that it takes practice to get things just right! Most first time moms need a little reassurance from time to time...  Here are AMAZING VIDEOS TO HELP YOU!